The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Humanitarian Emergency

A woman walks past a government building.
UNFPA/Omar Gharzeddine

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea suffers from chronic natural disasters, such as floods and droughts, resulting to poor access to health services. UNFPA provides life-saving drugs to health facilities for maternal health. As government has not been able to provide these drugs, it relies on UNFPA. Other sexual and reproductive health (SRH) commodities provided by UNFPA include RH kits and dignity kits to affected areas.

Country Population: 25.2 mil

Humanitarian needs

10.00 million
2.50 million
2.31 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Omar Gharzeddine

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
  • Services delivered
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
Dashboards available for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.